TODT: F1 TOO EXPENSIVE AND TOO COMPLICATED

TODT: F1 TOO EXPENSIVE AND TOO COMPLICATED

FIA president Jean Todt has said Formula 1 "needs action and emotion" if the sport is to have a successful future with new owners Liberty Media.

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RIBERY TURNED DOWN 'EVERY BIG CLUB'

RIBERY TURNED DOWN 'EVERY BIG CLUB'

Franck Ribery has revealed that he considered leaving Bayern Munich only to reject advances from a number of Europe's elite clubs.

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BRAZIL ON BRINK OF WORLD CUP QUALIFICATION

BRAZIL ON BRINK OF WORLD CUP QUALIFICATION

A buoyant Brazil could book their place at the 2018 World Cup on Tuesday while Argentina will attempt to give their qualifying campaign more breathing space with a game at altitude against Bolivia.

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Real Madrid’s Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo was the best paid footballer in 2016-17, with 87.5 million euros ($95.3m) in earnings, ahead of his Argentinian rival at Barcelona, Lionel Messi (76.5m), according to figures to appear in Tuesday’s edition of France Football.
A buoyant Brazil could book their place at the 2018 World Cup on Tuesday while Argentina will attempt to give their qualifying campaign more breathing space with a game at altitude against Bolivia.
Jermain Defoe made a goalscoring return to the international fold as England chalked up a routine 2-0 World Cup qualifying win over Lithuania.
Real Madrid have opened talks with Chelsea star Eden Hazard, according to Marca, and are deemed to have made positive progress.
Mesut Ozil says contract extension talks at Arsenal will be held “soon”, with the German claiming to feel “very comfortable” with the Gunners.
Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos insists he is looking forward to locking horns with Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
The Netherlands’ hopes of reaching the World Cup finals suffered a major setback on Saturday when the three-time runners-up slumped to a shock 2-0 defeat to Bulgaria.
Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez has not received any offer from Napoli, his agent has said.
Arsenal have made no approach for Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan, insists the Turkey international’s agent Ahmet Bulut.
Germany defender Niklas Sule was honoured by interest from Chelsea but felt the pull to join Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich was too great.
Franck Ribery has revealed that he considered leaving Bayern Munich only to reject advances from a number of Europe's elite clubs.
Danny Blind was sacked as Netherlands coach on Sunday after a 2-0 defeat to Bulgaria left the team’s chances of reaching the World Cup finals hanging by the slenderest of threads.
Germany survived a scare to record a 4-1 victory over Azerbaijan that keeps them top of World Cup qualifying Group C with a 100 per cent record.
Lyon midfielder Corentin Tolisso has dismissed suggestions he is set to join Juventus at the end of the season.
Roberto Mancini may have won the Premier League title at Manchester City, but he is not currently looking to return to England, or even to the Chinese Super League.
Manchester United fullback Daley Blind is attracting Roma interest.
Sami Khedira may have missed Germany's friendly with England but he insists he feels "fitter than ever" as he prepares to lead the world champions against Azerbaijan.
Real Madrid midfielder Isco has suggested that speculation linking him with Barcelona has been sparked to fill time during the international break.
Barcelona have announced that they are to pay a series of tributes to Johan Cruyff, including the decision to name a new ground after the Netherlands great.
England’s Euro 2016 humiliation by Iceland means they will never again underestimate teams like Sunday’s opponents Lithuania, according to Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Eric Dier.

Roger Federer and top-seeded countryman Stan Wawrinka eased into the fourth round of the Miami Open.
FIA president Jean Todt has said Formula 1 "needs action and emotion" if the sport is to have a successful future with new owners Liberty Media.
Rafael Nadal and Kei Nishikori booked their spots in the last 16 as Milos Raonic's Miami Open came to an end.
Maverick Viñales claimed victory on his Yamaha debut after prevailing against Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso during a thrilling opening race of the 2017 MotoGP campaign in Qatar.
Back to winning ways for the first time since 2015, Sebastian Vettel hailed Ferrari’s “really, really hard” work, saying the win was “what we needed.”
Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka eased into the Miami Open third round with straight-sets wins on Saturday.
MotoGP has cancelled all of Saturday's action for the floodlit Qatar Grand Prix due to inclement weather conditions at Losail, with Yamaha's Maverick Viñales set to start from pole position.
Rafael Nadal and Kei Nishikori signalled their intentions at the Miami Open with straight-sets wins in Friday's second-round action.
Top seed Angelique Kerber barely raised a sweat as she raced past qualifier Risa Ozaki to reach the Miami Open quarter-finals, while Karolina Pliskova also booked a spot in the last eight.
Formula 1 race director Charlie Whiting has revealed a decision on whether to alter the DRS rules will be made after the Chinese Grand Prix.
Top seed Angelique Kerber advanced to the round of 16 at the Miami Open and she was joined by Simona Halep.
Karolina Pliskova and Garbine Muguruza reached the Miami Open last 16 as Agnieszka Radwanska was thrashed on Saturday.
Sebastian Vettel put Ferrari back onto the top step of the podium as their pre-season form was realised at the Australian GP with the German winning ahead of Lewis Hamilton.
Jorge Linares retained his WBA lightweight title with a convincing unanimous decision win over Anthony Crolla in Manchester.
Angelique Kerber, Simona Halep and Venus Williams avoided upset losses to reach the Miami Open third round on Friday.
Lewis Hamilton held off Sebastian Vettel to claim pole position in Australia in a qualifying that was red flagged when Daniel Ricciardo crashed.

In athletics it is not often that there is local mention about the pole vault. Indeed, albeit with the presence of a specialised coach for this discipline regaling the coaching structure of the club, youngsters willing to take up this sport are few and far between, perhaps not encouraged by parents witnessing their off-spring scaling the heights.
Brian Galea claimed the Muscat Cup organized by the Malta Shooting Sport Federation at Bidnija this weekend.
Il-plejer professjonali Malti tas-snooker Alex Borg ghada l-Gimgha jhalli Malta fi triqtu lejn ic-Cina biex min-nhar it-Tnejn jibda jiehu sehem fil-fazi finali tac-China Snooker Open .
Set against the backdrop of the Mġarr-Ġnejna coastal ridge, the second race of the Malta Cross Country National Points Series race played host to 47 cyclists.
The Malta Boxing Association called on its members to attend an Extraordinary General Meeting on Thursday 16th March.
Frank Scorfna won the Trap Trophy organised at the Qormi Clay Shooting Club.
William Chetcuti was claimed the MSSF Double Trap Selection organised on Sunday at Bidnija.
Is-Segretarju Parlamentari għar-Riċerka, Innovazzjoni, Żgħażagħ u Sport Chris Agius jifraħ lit-team Malti tal-bowling għas-suċċess li kiseb fl-ewwel edizzjoni tal-iSmall Nations Cup li saret f’San Marino.
The second meeting for 2017 Malta Weightlifting Championships took place on Sunday and with numerous athletes showcasing their efforts.
Għaqda Regatta Nazzjonali u Qdif Ieħor (Malta Rowing Association) has published its revised regulations that will govern the forthcoming traditional National Regatta to be held on Friday 31st March.
Malta Rowing Association (Ghaqda Regatta Nazzjonali u Qdif Iehor) will once again be organising the traditional Regatta on Friday 31st March.
Assoċjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi will continue their activities in the Sports Complex at Ta' Qali this Sunday.
Clear blue skies and warm sunshine dominated the day as riders took part in the friendly competitions organised by the Gozo Motorcross Association at Ta’ Xħajma Track.
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A number of students attending Kung Fu classes in Mon Lung Kung Fu have recently completed their Grading examinations at the Malta Self-Defence Academy.

Malta losing streak in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers continued after a 3-1 defeat to Slovakia at the National Stadium, Ta’ Qali on Sunday.
Floriana goalkeeper Matthew Grech has been called up to the Malta U-21 squad for the 2019 European U-21 Championship Group Six qualifying match against Belgium on Monday.
Malta coach Pietro Ghedin has named his squad for Sunday’s 2018 World Cup Group F qualifier against Slovakia at the National Stadium.
National team players mingled freely with the enthusiastic residents of the Young Offenders Unit (YOURS) and signed a number of football shirts during a visit to the correctional facility in Mtaħleb.
At the start of the second phase, the teams were divided in two divisions, Mosta Shaggy Pub won again to maintain top spot in the MSVLIFE Premier League.
Gzira United earned three important points after a 4-1 win over Mosta, while Hamrun Spartans and St. Andrews shared the points in a 1-1 draw on Friday.
A new campaign for the Malta U-21 team starts later this month with two away games, a friendly match against Luxembourg on March 23 followed by the opening 2019 Euro U-21 qualifying match against Belgium on March 27.
Malta claimed their first victory at this year’s Aphrodite Cup after beating home side Cyprus 2-1 on Monday.
Mosta Shaggy Pub keep marching on after beating the challenge of Birkirkara Masters to increase their lead at the top of the standing of the MSVLIFE Premier Masters League.
Malta will be looking for its first points in the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers when Pietro Ghedin’s side entertain Slovakia at the National Stadium on Sunday.
The Malta U-21 team launch their commitments for 2017 on Thursday with a friendly match against Luxembourg at the Stade Albert Berchem in Kehlen.
Valletta midfielder Rowen Muscat and Jurgen Pisani, the Floriana wing-back, have been ruled out of Malta’s 2018 FIFA World Cup European qualifier against Slovakia.
Hibernians climbed to the top of the Premier League after their 3-0 win over bottom side Pembroke Athleta, while Valletta defeated Balzan Youths 1-0 on Friday.
The Malta Football Association last week hosted two representatives of the Centre for Access to Football in Europe (CAFE) as part of our on-going commitment to improve stadium accessibility for persons with disability and to offer them a better, more inclusive matchday experience.
Malta’s national coach Pietro Ghedin has named a 23-strong squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Group F qualifier against Slovakia, being played on Sunday, March 26 at the National Stadium.
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EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS HISTORY

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS HISTORY

THE JOURNEY BEGINS

Travel back in time as we take a look at the history of the European Championships, following the tournament's development into the third highest-profile event in the sporting world. Our first destination is 1960, with the final four descending on France to decide the inaugural winners.

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